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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

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Bradford County PA

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Joyce's Search Tip - February 2010 

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Do You Know that you can search just the 700 pages of Clippings and Scrapbooks on the site by using the Clippings button in the Partitioned search engine on the Current What's New Page
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using the three county-level Obits by Cemetery buttons. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 


Tri County Clippings- Page Four Hundred Seventy Four
This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.

HOW TO SUBMIT OBITUARIES TO THIS SITE - Typed obituaries may be submitted by email to Joyce M. Tice either in the text of the email of by an attached file. PLEASE put OBITUARY SUBMISSION in the subject line of your email to help me sort the several hundred emails I receive weekly. Give your file an eight character name - do NOT call it OBITS or it will overwrite someone else's file. Make sure your full name is included so I know whom to credit. Submissions will be arranged alphabetically by SURNAME AT BIRTH, so make sure I know the correct birth name if you know it. If surname at birth is not known, married name or other alias will be indexed in parentheses. Also include the death date and newspaper if you know it..


ACKERMAN Dr. Donald Lee Ackerman

72, of Lynchburg, VA.  died Sunday, January 30, 2011 at his residence. Born in Wellsburg, NY on August 23, 1938, he was a son of the late Charles Ackerman and Helen Borgeson Ackerman and was the husband of Phyllis Joann Ackerman.  Dr. Ackerman was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He received his BA from Liberty University and his Masters and Doctorate from Trinity Theological Seminary. He served the Lord doing Missionary work in the Philippines for 20 years. He was a member of Thomas Road Baptist Church and attended Forest Alliance Church.  In addition to Don's wife, he is survived by a son, Mark Charles Ackerman and his wife, Kimberly, of Evington; a daughter, Susan Joann Westbrook and her husband, Jeffrey, of Bedford; and four grandchildren: Morgan Ackerman, Elisabeth Westbrook, Isaac Westbrook and Caleb Westbrook.  He is also survived by a brother, Dale Ackerman and his wife, Helen, of Texas; a sister, Shirley Evans of Wellsburg, NY; two sisters-in-law, Mary Cox of Altavista and Ava Vanyo of Florida. He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.  A Celebration of Don's Life and Faith will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel with Pastor David Blackburn, the Rev. Charles Harbin and Dr. George Stiles officiating. Interment will be private.  Don's family will receive friends from 4 to 7 PM today, February 1st, at the funeral home. The Ackermans have requested that memorial contributions be made to the Donald Ackerman Scholarship Fund for a Bible college student in the Philippines. Contributions can be sent to: Phyllis J. Ackerman, 114 Rhodes Cir., Lynchburg, VA, 24502. Dr. Ackerman's service is under the care and direction of Diuguid Funeral Service and Crematory, Lynchburg, Va.  Star Gazette – February 1, 2011


ANDERSON Robert J. Anderson

74, formerly of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died Friday evening, Jan. 28, 2011 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa.  Robert was born July 31, 1936 in Liberty Corners, Pa., the son of the late Dutch and Anna Johnson Anderson. He was employed by Masonite Corporation in Wysox for 11 years, the Bradford County Correctional Facility in Towanda for 8 years and by the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp. for many years until his retirement. In earlier years, Robert enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.  He is survived by: his children, Terry Elliott and husband Lynn of Rome, Pa., Tina Conway and husband Terry of Waco, Texas, Tracie Fredrick and husband Patrick of Elmira, N.Y., Robert Michael Anderson Sr. and wife Tammy of Franklindale, Pa.; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; step-children; step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; half-sister, Marletta Pousen of Monroeton, Pa.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Root Anderson; grandson, Carlton Elliott; and half-brother, Ronald Northrop.  In honor of Robert's request, there are no funeral services or calling hours.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in Robert J. Anderson's memory.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting the Anderson Family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – January 31, 2011


BANKER Marie B. Price

Age 92 of Hogback Rd., Lowman, and formerly of Binghamton, died Jan. 22nd, 2011. She was born in Sioux City, IA, a daughter to Raymond and Marcella (Fahey) Banker. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon German, of Big Flats, NY; grandchildren, Sandra (Robert) Halliday of Horseheads, Craig German, also of Horseheads, great granddaughter, Katherine Halliday. Marie was a retired buyer from Fowler, Dick and Walker department store in Binghamton, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St. Horseheads, NY, on Thursday Jan. 27th, 2011 from 3 - 5 p.m. Stories and remembrances will follow at 5 p.m. Interment will be at a later date in Vestal Hills Memorial Park in Binghamton, NY. Those wishing may remember her with memorials to Chemung Co. Humane Society and SPCA, 2435 State Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903.  Star Gazette – January 25, 2011


BARTOO Philip R.

46, of Scio, NY, formerly of Ulysses, PA, died Saturday, January 29, 2011 in the Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, NY.  Born May 26, 1964, in Coudersport, PA, he was the son of Duane and Patricia Covert Bartoo. On May 14, 1994, in Wellsville, NY, he married the former Marlene “Lynnie” Griswold, who survives.  He was employed by General Roofing in Wellsville for 10 years and Ballard Contruction, Inc. in Syracuse, NY for 12 years. He was a member of the NRA.  Surviving besides his wife, Lynnie, are: his parents of Ulysses; three stepsons, Michael (Melanie) Culver of Inwood, WV, Mark (Andreia) Culver of Browns Mills, NJ, and Matthew (Logan) Culver of Hampton, VA; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Elizabeth (Clayton Joseph) Slingerland of Ulysses, Patsy (Thomas) Williams of West Bingham, PA, and Dee Whitney of Ulysses; two brothers, Robert (Maureen) Bartoo of Westfield, PA and Christopher (Shelly) Bartoo of Ulysses; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends may call Tuesday, February 1, 2011 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM. Pastor Harold Kiel will officiate. Burial will be in North Bingham Cemetery.  Solomon’s Words for the Wise – January 30, 2011


BOHART Martha L. Elliott

85, of Hamilton St., Painted Post died Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Corning Hospital.  She was born November 14, 1925 in Bradford County, PA the daughter of the late Harry and Mazie (Purvis) Bohart.  Martha retired from Corning Inc. where she worked as an Inspector.  She was a member of Christian Life Church in South Corning and established the Cinderella Softball League.  She is survived by her sister, Jeannie (Jack) Weakland of Horseheads; brothers, Charles (Lois) Smith of OK and Jack Bohart of Corning; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Lee Elliott and son, Samuel Peter Elliott.  The family will receive friends at Acly-Stover Funeral Home on Friday, January 28, 2011 from 11am to 12 pm.  Funeral services will follow calling hours at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor John Armstrong Officiating.  Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Caton.  Corning Leader - January 28, 2011


BRION Rita Ann ( Brion) Edwards

67, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Arnot, died from cancer on the evening of Dec. 30, 2010, at Mercy Hospital.  She was born on April 25, 1943, in Williamsport, to Dalson and Eleanor (Kliber) Brion.  She was an active member of St. Eugene's Church in Oklahoma City. She was employed by BC Clark Jewelers, the Northpark location, for 18 yrs. While there she became an American Gem Society Certified Sales Associate and Registered Jeweler. She truly loved her job and helping her customers. Rita also loved the outdoors. She enjoyed gardening, swimming in her pool, and playing with her cats. She was preceded in death by her sister, Agnes Brion; her father, Dalson Brion; father-in-law, James Edwards; and mother-in-law, Joyce Edwards. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Larry; son, Tom and wife, Jackie of Fort Wayne, Ind.; daughter, Nicole of Edmond, Okla.; mother, Eleanor Brion of Morris Run; sisters, Susan Forsburg of Livonia, N.Y.; Dorothy Clark of Wellsboro, Monica Obie of Madeira Beach, Fla.; brother, Edward Brion of Mansfield; two granddaughters, Heather and Brittany of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; two great-granddaughters, Faith and Madison of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; sister-in-law, Joan Berguson of Arnot; brother-in-law, Dean Edwards of Arnot; and numurous other loving family members and friends. She will be loved and missed by all. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. at St Eugene's Catholic Church, 2400 West Hefner Road Oklahoma City, Okla. 73120. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Eugene's Catholic Church for their new church construction fund.  Wellsboro Gazette - January 23, 2011 


BROWN Frances L. Potter

Frances L. Potter, 89, of Johnson City, died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 with her loving daughters by her side.  She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Gerald; her parents, Marguerite and Thomas Brown; brothers, Alfred Brown, Robert Brown, Thomas Brown, James Brown, Calvin Brown, Keith Brown, Gerald Brown, William Brown; her sisters, Mary Kayian and Ruth Brown.  She is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and James Wilson (Lisa) and Wendy Wilson, Jean and Patrick Stevens; four grandchildren, Misty, Cooper, Holly Mohr (Dennis), James Wilson (Lisa), and Wendy Wilson; six great-grandchildren, Lisa Cooper, Wendy Gollogly (Brian), Samantha Mohr, Kirk Mohr, Emily Wilson and Tyler Wilson; one great-great grandchild, Rylee Gollogly; one sister, Martha Covey of Gillett, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.  Frances was a retired employed of Endicott Johnson Corp. She was a member of the Choconut Center Fire Dept. Auxiliary. In her retirement, she enjoyed fishing with her husband, Gerald. She loved her many bus tours and enjoyed her many friends and her new home at the Harry L. Apartments. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by all.  The family wishes to thank Hospice for their living care given to Frances.  Funeral and committee services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the J.F. Rice Funeral Home Inc., 150 Main St., Johnson City. The Rev. Gary Doupe will officiate. Entombment will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the Funeral Home.  Towanda Daily Review – January 26, 2011


CADWELL Ernest V. 'Ernie' Cadwell

age 75, of Dundee, NY died unexpectedly Sunday January 23, 2011 in the comfort of his home. The current Service Manager of Tom Pratt Auto, in Dundee. Husband of the former Sylvia J. Switzer, from Reading Center, survives at home. Also survived by a daughter, 2 sons, 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 4-8 pm Thursday (Jan. 27) at the BAIRD FUNERAL HOME, 36 Water Street, Dundee; where a funeral service with Military Honors will be held at 11:00 am Friday (Jan. 28) with Rev. Lucinda O'Leary officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, 14837; Medic 55 c/o Soldiers & Sailors Hospital 418 N. Main St. Penn Yan 14527; or to the charity of the donor's choice.  Star Gazette – January 25, 2011


CORBITT Audrey L. Holmes

died January 26, 2011, at Troy Community Hospital in Troy, PA, after a long and courageous battle with lung disease.   Audrey was born November 28, 1937, in Savona, NY, to the late Agnes Ridley Corbitt and Fred Lee Corbitt.  She spent the last year of her life at Troy Community Hospital, where she received excellent care from a compassionate staff.  Audrey raised seven children whom she cherished throughout her entire life.  She worked for many years at Corning Hospital, first as an Environmental Aide and later as an Environmental and Dietary Supervisor.  Audrey loved animals and was especially fond of her cats.  She was a member of Robert N. Austin, American Legion in Campbell, NY.   In her younger years she was affectionately known for her ability to walk on her hands for long distances.  She enjoyed gardening, crosswords, word puzzles, playing Nintendo, going to the casino, and playing bingo.  In later years, she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Audrey is survived by her longtime companion Robert D. Mills Sr.; daughters: Teri (Spike) Winnie, Susie (Rick) Thomas, and Chris (Rod) Lewis; sons: Homer Holmes, Alan (Tina) Holmes, Francis (Birdie) Holmes Jr., and Carl (Carol) Holmes; stepdaughter Kim Jessup and stepson Bobby Mills Jr.; granddaughters: Amanda (Scott Hayes) Ford, Lorinda (Josh Black) Tyler, Jen DeCamp, Angela (Jason) Smith, Bambi (Steve) Kline, Sarah (Pete) Hernandez, Kristi (Mike) Luchi, Nicole (Brandon) Taylor, Audrey (Nathan) Willingham, Jamie (Joe Suman) Covell, and Brittany Holmes; grandsons: Christopher (Maria) Thomas, Cody Holmes, and Ray Holmes; step-grandchildren: Emily, Megan, and Matthew Jessup; great-grandchildren: Alysia, Cassidy, Spencer, Grace, Owen, Ethan, Damien, Alexis, Madyson, Jordyn, Sarah, Christopher II, Angelina, Angelo, Bella, Bradley, Chase, Aiyana, Esther, Trentyn, Jaryn, Jaiden, Jaisek, Lilie Reed.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews living in Texas.  Audrey was preceded in death by her sister, Marge Van Cise, brothers, Carl and Willis Corbitt, and grandsons, Chad and Dustin Lewis.  Calling hours will be at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning from 12-2 PM on Friday, January 28, 2011, with service immediately following at 2:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Audrey’s name to the Respiratory Therapy Department at Troy Community Hospital, 100 John Street, Troy, PA.  Corning Leader - January 28, 2011 


COREY Marjorie C. Miller

73, of Dundee, died unexpectedly Sunday, January 23, 2011 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan.  Honoring her wishes there are no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30 at the Dundee United Methodist Church, 35 Water St., Dundee, with Rev. Marilyn Wood officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Dundee at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Fire Dept. or Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, 14837; the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, 14609-5896; or the American Heart Assoc. Finger Lakes Chpt., 2113 Chili Ave., Rochester, 14624.  Marjorie was born Jan. 3, 1938 in the town of Potter, the daughter of Pearle and Mildred Margeson Corey. She graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1956. On July 7, 1956 in Dundee, she married Jack V. Miller. He  died  on May 3, 1986.  A housewife, mother and grandmother, she had worked in the vineyards for many local grape growers, as well as having worked at Connelly’s Nursing Home in Lakemont, the Sunset House in Dundee and as a Private Home Health Care for many years, retiring in 1990. Mrs. Miller was a former member of the Dundee Fire Dept Ladies Auxiliary, enjoyed bowling in her younger years, and was a dedicated neighborhood liaison for the American Cancer Society.  She is survived by four sons, Timothy J. (Kelly) Miller of Watkins Glen, Corey L. (Joyce) Miller of Dundee, Terry M. Miller of Elmira, Tracey S. (Patti) Miller of Dundee; two daughters Teresa K. (Larry) Howell of Dundee, Susan M. (Ron) Pulver of Fairport; 17 grandchildren, with special thanks for all the love and support given by Christopher; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard (Jan) Corey of Rush, Gary (Connie) Corey of Stanley; a sister, Shirley (Art) Fingar of East Syracuse, numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws.  She was pre-deceased by a sister, Marion McMaster.   The Chronicle-Express - January 24, 2011


DUNBAR Phyllis J. "Phyl" Mitchell

79, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother joined our Lord on Saturday, January 22nd, 2011. Phyl was born in Coopers Plain, NY to Wilson Dunbar and Lucy Woods Dunbar. She lived in Horseheads, NY for many years before moving to Savannah. For over ten years she was employed with Rogers Floor Service. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, John S. "Jack" Mitchell; brother, Lloyd Dunbar; and her only grandchild, Lauren Christine Jones. Phyl loved tap dancing, bowling and lived life to the fullest. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Williams of Savannah, GA and Karen Jones of Morgan City, LA, and dear friends, Joe and Edith Branscomb, Donnie and Barbara Bay, and Majo Lobin. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the doctors and nurses of Memorial Hospital and Select Specialty Hospital for their compassionate care of Phyl and her family. Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 25, 2011 in the Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery.  Star Gazette – January 23, 2011  


EBLING Caroline Hilliker

Elmira: Age 96, died Monday, January 24, 2011 at Elcor Health Services. Caroline was born in Silver Creek, NY on July 31, 1914 the daughter of Martin and Emma (Schmidt) Ebling. She was the youngest, and last surviving, of 11 children. Caroline was predeceased by her husband Norman L. Hilliker on March 17, 2001. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Eugene and Rose Marie Hilliker of Dunkirk, NY; daughter and son-in-law Patricia and Robert Hovis of Elmira; granddaughters, Janet Hilliker and Brenda Thursam; along with several nieces and nephews. Caroline spent most of her life living in the Silver Creek area. For nearly 30 years she and Norman operated a vineyard on their property in Silver Creek. Not only was Norman her husband, but he was her best friend, never being apart from each other, until his passing in 2001. Caroline moved to Elmira in 2006 to be with Patricia and Bob. She enjoyed great health all of her life until the past month. Private services will be held in Silver Creek at a later date. Those wishing may remember Caroline with a donation to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.  Star Gazette – January 27, 2011


EHRMENTRAUT Sister Teresa Clare, SSJ

Pittsford, NY: Tuesday, January 25, 2011. Predeceased by her parents William and Margaret Ehrmentraut, her sisters Margaret Karley and Veda Iachetta, and her brother William Ehrmentraut. Survived by her nephew Robert Karley, her grandnephew Chris Karley, her grandniece Paula Ellsworth, her niece-in-law Sarah Jenkins and her Sisters in Community. Calling hours will be held at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, 150 French Road on Monday 7-8:30 p.m. beginning with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 p.m. Her Funeral Liturgy will be at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Interment will be at 9 a.m. on Wednesday in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Sisters of St. Joseph Ministry Fund.   Star Gazette – January 30, 2011


FULLMER Shirley E. Caroway

81, long time South Williamsport resident, died at the Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011.  Mrs. Caroway was the widow of the late Claude D. Caroway, who preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 2002. They were married on Feb. 28, 1948, at the former High Street United Methodist Church at Williamsport. Together they shared 54 years of marriage.  Shirley was a member of the former High Street United Methodist Church at Williamsport.  Born March 10, 1929, at Cogan Station, she was the daughter of the late Theodore C. and Pearl E. Beamer Fullmer.  Shirley retired in 1993 from the Williamsport Hospital where she had been a nurse assistant for 34 years.  Her enjoyment in life was relaxing and watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren at play. After all of the years of working in the labor and delivery department at the Williamsport Hospital, her most special moments were holding the newborns of the family.  Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Carol Ann and her husband, Harold "Jim" Wonderling, of Horseheads, N.Y.; her son and daughter-in-law, Claude D., II and his wife, Celeste Caroway of Nisbet; her four sisters, V. Louise Leutze, Mary K. Boyles, Nancy Hampton, and Linda Cowden; her two brothers, Ronald Fullmer and Theodore Fullmer, Jr., her nine grandchildern and her nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her late husband and her late parents, she was also preceded in death by her daughter, Connie Diann, who was born in March of 1954 and died in July of 1954. She was also preceded in death by her late two sisters, Virginia Libby and Grace Bower and also by her late two brothers, Donald Fullmer and Cloyd Fullmer.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport. Pastor Connie A. Waugh of the Warrensville United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will immediately follow at the Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – January 26, 2011      


FUSARE Richard L. "Dick" Fusare Sr.

Age 63, of Waverly, NY died Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Dick was born November 23rd, 1947 in Elmira the son of the late Alfonso and Jane (Merrill) Fusare. He is survived by his wife Tracey Fusare of Waverly; sons; Richard (Tricia) Fusare of Springfield, PA, Mark (Missy) Fusare of Moria, NY; 5 grandchildren; Kasey, Sabrina, Phil, Brandi, and Amanda; and a great grandson, Paul, sister; Betty J. (David) Titus of Elmira and two nephews, Chris and Scott Titus. Funeral services for Dick will remain private and held at the convenience of the family. Dick owned and operated R & M Pallet and Crates in Waverly, NY. He was a great animal lover, who would rescue any animal anytime without hesitation. He was a hardworking man that carried a kind heart. He will be missed by several friends and animals alike. Those wishing please make memorial donations in Richard L. Fusare's name to the Four Paws Animal Rescue, 1978 Jackson Center Road, Millerton, PA 16936 or the Chemung County SPCA, Rt. 352 Elmira, NY.  Star Gazette – January 25, 2011


HORNING Ester H. Kennedy

89, of Dunnellon,Fla., died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Timber-Ridge Health & Rehabilitation Center in Ocala, Fla.  Mrs. Kennedy was born in Berrytown, on Jan. 6, 1921, to the late William and Julia Murray Horning and moved to Florida from Gillett in 1975.  She was a homemaker and Baptist by faith.  Survivors include four daughters, Yvonne (Dale) Bradley, Patricia (Clyde) Gilbert, Linda (Robert) Staudt, Janis (Paul) Hall, all of Pennsylvania; one brother, Jason Horning; three sisters, Hilda Marks, Marcia Chappell, Nancy Merritt; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond E. Kennedy, in 1996.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Marion County. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 7, at 3 p.m. from the Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon, Fla. Friends called at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until the hour of service. Burial was private at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.  Wellsboro Gazette - January 24, 2011


HUNT James Williams Hunt

Brigadier General (Ret), a 24 year resident of Annapolis, MD, died on January 23, 2011 after a long and courageous struggle with Posterior Cortical Atrophy (Benson's Syndrome). BG Hunt was born in Cortland, NY on April 6, 1935. He graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1953. In 1954 he enlisted in the Army as a Private and subsequently rose to the rank of Brigadier General in 1982, earning both a BA in Military Studies from the University of Maryland (1966) and an MA in Political Science from Auburn University (1976) over the course of his 33 year Army career. He was also a graduate of the Air War College and the Army War College. BG Hunt served thirteen years overseas, including one tour in Vietnam. He was in Germany twice, for a total of five years, where he commanded Field Station Augsburg from 1978-80. He also spent time in Korea, Okinawa, Taiwan and Japan. His assignments in the U.S. included multiple positions in Virginia; the National Security Agency, Fort Meade, MD (1963-67); and Schofield Barracks, HI where he commanded the Kunia Field Station from 1980-82. Following his promotion to Brigadier General in 1982, he was assigned as Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command at Arlington Hall Station, VA. His final career assignment was Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort MacPherson, GA. His decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, and the Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster. In retirement, BG Hunt was an avid golfer. He served as Chairman of the Golf Council at Fort Meade, MD for several years. His family and friends will miss his integrity, sense of humor, his devotion to family and friends and his love of life. His legacy will live on in the inspiration he provided to all. BG Hunt was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Elsie Hunt of Elmira and DeRuyter, NY as well as his brother Robert C. Hunt. He is survived by his wife, the former Sandra Taylor of Elmira, NY; daughter, Deborah of Gaithersburg, MD; son Robert and wife Frances of Stuttgart, Germany; son, Thomas of Los Angeles, CA.; two sisters, Nancy Stabley and Cynthia Titus; three grandchildren, Lauren, Christina, and James; and one great-grandson, J.D. Relatives and friends may call on Friday, January 28, 2010 from 12-2 PM at Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, MD. Funeral services to be held on Friday, January 28, at 3:00 PM at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 1601 Pleasant Plains Road, Annapolis. Interment in Arlington National Cemetery will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heart Homes @ Bay Ridge or Seasons Hospice.  Star Gazette – January 27, 2011


JACKSON Howard R. Jackson of Plano, Texas, formerly of Wellsboro, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010.  He was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, Class of 1962.  He was the son of the late Howard and Evelyn Jackson, owner/operators of Jackson's Bakery, Wellsboro, in the 1950s to the mid-1960s. Three years ago, Howie was the recipient of a new heart. Since then, he was in good health and enjoyed life to the fullest. Two weeks before his death, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. On Dec. 16, it took his life. He was a good Christian man, who was loved by everyone who knew him. Even before his heart transplant, he had a heart of gold.  He is survived by his wife, Sheila; three daughters, Karla, Beth, Terri; a step-daughter, Rachel; a brother, Russell Jackson; two sisters, Linda Dennebaum, Ruth Horton; and four grandchildren, Drake, Moya, Kennedy and Griffin.  Howard donated his body to science in appreciation of the heart he was given.  Wellsboro Gazette - January 24, 2011


JOHNSTON Wayne E. Johnston

age 74, of Lake Road, Wellsboro, PA, died January 21, 2011 at his home. He was the husband of Norma L. Hartman Raymond Johnston whom he married February 11, 1978. Wayne was born November 3, 1936 in Sylvania, PA, the son of the late William J. and Helen McIlwain Johnston. He was a graduate of Troy High School "1954", and was a motor repairman for Superior Electric Motors, Elmira NY. and a route foreman for Edgewood Dairy, Troy, PA. Wayne was an avid hunter and fisherman and attended the Wellsboro Free Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Norma; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Judy Johnston, Troy, PA, Brian and Heather Johnston, Moshervile, PA, Randy and Becky Raymond, Middlebury Ctr., PA, Kenneth and Bonnie Raymond, Wellsboro, PA and Brian Raymond, Boone, NC; daughters, Doreen Wandell, Elmira Heights, NY and Brenda Johnston, Elmira, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Earl and Phyllis Johnston, Troy, PA and Ernest and Colleen Johnston, Mansfield, PA.; several grandchildren; several great grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to Wayne's Life Celebration on Saturday January 29, 2011 from 1:00 - 2:30 P.M. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 2:30 P.M. with Pastor John Mann officiating. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to the Wellsboro Free Methodist Church.  Star Gazette – January 24, 2011 


KIESS Larry L. Kiess Jr.

Mr. Larry Lee Kiess Jr. age 36, of Dushore, Pa., died peacefully with his loving family at his side on Saturday evening, Jan. 22, 2011 at Jeanes Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., after a courageous second fight with Leukemia.  Larry was born on July 5, 1974 the son of Larry and Kimberly Meyer Kiess Sr. of Muncy Valley. He graduated from the Sullivan County High School a member of the Class of 1992. He attended Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. He began working with his cousins Gene Kiess and George Jordan and also worked for Tom Kitchen. He then began working for HRI Inc. for four years and currently was an employee of the Proctor & Gamble Paper Products in Mehoopany where he has worked for the past 11 years. Larry was a devoted husband and father and took pride in his family. Larry had numerous close friends both inside and outside of work and touched many lives in the community by giving so unselfishly of his time and knowledge.  Larry was very active with the Sullivan County High School, not only coaching and cheering on his daughter Alexis through various sports but helping to assist the varsity boys' basketball and baseball teams. He also coached AYSO for many years. He was the fiercely competitive captain of team NUTZ which he formed in 2001. Team NUTZ not only continuously won many of the Dushore Founder's Day Races but also kept the crowd entertained each year with their themed outhouse and costumes to match! Larry loved playing softball and was a member of many teams/leagues over the past years. Larry was in the process of restoring his 51 Chevy "Ardie". Larry was an avid hunter and belonged to the Hawks Club on North Mountain and also the North Mountain Sportsman Association. He has many friends and close family that will love and miss him dearly. Surviving, are his wife, the former Jennifer L. Murray at home; and a daughter, Alexis Louise at home; his parents, Larry and Kimberly Kiess of Muncy Valley; his sister, Katlyn Kiess; his two nieces, Tyler Murray and Kenzie Tunnicliff; his grandparents, maternal grandfather, Roy (Carol) Meyer of Mildred; paternal grandfather, George Kiess Jr. of Hughesville, Pa.; paternal grandmother, Vivian Kiess of Linglestown, Pa.; and several aunts and uncles; great aunts and uncle; cousins; parents-in-law; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.  Larry was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Marie Kiess; and maternal grandmother, Gloria Meyer; and by uncles, Wayne Kiess, Brady Hartman; and aunt, Sherry Kiess.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, pastor, presiding.  Friends may call from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26, and Thursday, Jan. 27, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa.  The family will provide the flowers and request that memorial contributions be sent to the Alexis Kiess College Fund at Citizens & Northern Bank, P.O. Box 339, Dushore, PA 18614.  Towanda Daily Review – January 25, 2011[


KIMBLE Richard L. Kimble

of Liberty, died Friday, Jan. 21 2011, at the Geisinger Medical Center, after a long and hard fought battle to overcome complications following heart surgery.  On June 21, 1934, Dick was born at home in Liberty, to Leslie H. and B. Margaret (Brion) Kimble.   Dick graduated from Liberty Junior-Senior High School in 1952. He was drafted into the United States Army where he served two years. Upon discharge from the Army, he attended Rochester Business Institute, Rochester, N.Y., graduating in 1959. On Aug. 22, 1959, he married Nancy Cook and they were happily married for 51 years. Dick retired in 1997 from Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, as an assistant manager. He worked for PennDOT for 32 years.  Dick was a member of Bloss Lodge No. 350, F.&A.M.; Shriners; Arnot Sportsman Club; Sebring Investment Club; Wheel Inn Club; and Canton Moose Lodge. He was a lifetime member of Black Wolf Rod and Gun Club and a 50 year member of the Nights of Pythias. Both he and Nancy are members of Liberty Lutheran Church.  Dick is survived by his wife, Nancy Cook Kimble; son, Rick and wife, Lorraine Kimble; their two sons Ricky and Ryan; Rick's daughter, Amanda; daughter, Lori Kimble and her husband, Bennett Goldberg; their two children, Emma and Benjamin; daughter, Michele and husband, Jerry Calistri; their two children, Leland and Ava; brother, Howard and his wife, Annetta Kimble; and sister, Barbara Loudenslager. Dick's passion in life and the energy in his fight was his family. His wife, children and grandchildren always came first.  The viewing starts at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25. There will be a Masonic service at 12:45 p.m., with funeral services immediately following at Liberty Lutheran Church, Liberty. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, to Richard L. Kimble Memorial Fund for the benefit of Liberty Lutheran Church, Liberty Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 132 Liberty, Pa. 16930.  Wellsboro Gazette - January 23, 2011 


KUTT Chester M. Kutt

 68, of Austinville, Pa., died on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Jean A. (Kratzer) Kutt. The couple married May 9, 1959 and had 51 happy years together.  Family and friends are welcome to call from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Chester's life will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30 at the funeral home with Rev. Fr. Michael McCormick of St. Michael's Parish in Canton, Pa., officiating.  Chester was born on April 27, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pa., a son of the late Martin and Stella (Bialobrzeski) Kutt. He worked as an auto mechanic for many years and later was a welder for New Yorker Steel Boiler. In his younger years, Chester enjoyed flying model airplanes and belonged to the Buckley Model Airplane Club, and after moving to Bradford County he enjoyed hunting with his sons. Chester was Roman Catholic by faith.  Chester is survived by his loving wife Jean; his children: John (Kathy) Kutt of Quakertown, Pa., Richard (Natalie) Kutt of Towanda, Pa., Angela (Steve) Rapko of Downingtown, Pa., Robin Villa of Williamsport, Pa., and Sherree (Michael) Wishwanick of Gillett, Pa.; his grandchildren: John Kutt, Jr., Michael Kutt, Justin Kutt, Steven Kutt, and Katrina Kutt; his 13 great-grandchildren; his brothers: Edward (Helen) Kutt of Hereford, Pa., Martin (Linda) Kutt of Green Lane, Pa., Alexander (Mary) Kutt of Sellersville, Pa., and Francis Kutt of Akron, Pa., along with several nieces and nephews.  Chester was preceded in death by his parents, and his son and daughter-in-law Chester Jr. and Lynn Kutt.  Memorial contributions may be made in Chester's memory to the American Cancer Society , 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.  Towanda Daily Review - January 28, 2011


LONG Lucy A. Gould

79, of Coudersport, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born on Feb. 14, 1931, in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Edwin E. and Marjorie A. Perkins Long.  Mrs. Gould had been employed as a caseworker for the Potter County Department of Public Welfare. She had also been employed as a teller at Northwest Savings Bank and as a bookkeeper for Gould Trucking. She was a member of Park United Methodist Church, the Coudersport Office Girls, and the Red Hat Society. She was also a former member of Eulalia Chapter #148 Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed cooking and baking and she loved to shop.  Surviving are one son, William (Beckie) Gould of Roulette; one daughter, Cheryl Gould of Wellsboro; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth "Betty" (James) Plotts of Port Allegany; one brother, Robert (Ann) Long of Coudersport; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Brenda Gould, who died on June 6, 2008.  The family will receive friends at Park United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 3 to 5 p.m., at which time a memorial service will be held with the Rev. Scott Ogden and Pastor Keith Diehl officiating. Burial will be in Raymond Corners Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Potter County Hospice, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, Pa. 16915, or to the Salvation Army, Bradford Corps, 111 Jackson Ave., Bradford, Pa. 16701. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fickinger Funeral Home of Coudersport.  Wellsboro Gazette – January 30, 2011


MAHONSKI Helen Marie Churba "Grammy"

formerly of Sortman Avenue, DuBoistown, died peacefully, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at Rose View Nursing Center with her family at her side.  Helen was born on March 17, 1920 in Morris Run, Pa., and was the daughter of the late Bruno and Anna Kiereski Mahonski.  She grew up in Newberry and resided with her family on Reach Road. Helen was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in South Williamsport since 1970.  On Aug. 26, 1939 she married the love of her life, J. Richard Churba, of Pittsburgh, they were married in Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Newberry by the Rev. E.A. Zawadzki. Together they shared 47 wonderful years together until his death on Nov. 5, 1986.  Surviving are her children; Ronald Churba, Jeanne (Benjamin) Pulizzi, Patricia (Raymond) Walters, Arlene (Frederick) Wood, Ellen Sue (Richard) Emerick, and Richard (Myreta) Churba, all of Williamsport and South Williamsport. Her sisters; Phyllis Griggs, Leona Klementovich, Bernice Winder and Caroline Engel, all of Williamsport. Helen was also survived by 14 of her loving grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and two others that are expected to arrive this spring. She was predeceased by an infant daughter Mary Ann Churba, her sister Eugenia Woltz and three brothers Bruno C., Robert and Francis Mahonski.  A few of her favorite past-times were gardening and baking, but the greatest joy of her life was her family. Helen was a very devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother to her entire life. She would have turned 91 on St. Patrick's Day, which her family always celebrated with her, in her honor.  The family will receive family and friends at Crouse Funeral Home 133 E. Third St., Williamsport from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening with the rosary recited at 7:30 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. David W. Bechtel officiating with burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Helen's memory be made to either St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church 800 W. Central Ave. South Williamsport, PA 17702 or Susquehanna Health Foundation for the benefit of Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.  The family would like to thank Dr. Ciccarelli, Father Bechtel and the wonderful staff of Rose View Center and the hospice team for their loving care they gave Helen during her stay with them. Their love and devotion meant so much to her and the entire family.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – January 30, 2011


MARCUS Grace Marie Gebhart Banfield

Former Mount Jackson, PA resident, Grace Marie Gebhart Banfield, 89, died the evening of January 22, 2011 at her home in Horseheads, NY with family by her side. Born in Butler, PA on October 20, 1921, Grace was the daughter of the late John J. and Marcella A. Reott Marcus, Sr. She married William J. Gebhart, Jr. on April 9, 1942 and he preceded her in death on April 8, 1965. On June 5, 1985, she married Glenn S. Banfield and he preceded her in death on November 15, 1994. Grace was a member of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. She retired as a self-employed personal caregiver. Prior to that, she was employed as a caregiver for Upjohn Health Care Services in New York. In earlier years, Grace was the co-owner and operator of the Gebhart family farm. While living in Mount Jackson, she was employed by Mohawk High School and Villa Maria School working as a custodian. Prior to that she was a catering assistant and waitress at Pleasant Hill Manor.  She was a co-instructor for 55 Alive Driving Course in New York, a member of the Home Bureau and a hospice volunteer. Grace will be sadly missed by her family and everyone whose lives she touched. Grace is considered the family matriarch and truly lived up to the nickname "Amazing Grace" that was given to her by a local newspaper columnist. She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Gebhart of Horseheads, NY; a son, W. John Gebhart and wife Patty of Mt. Jackson, PA; five sisters, Annamae Bejger of San Antonio, TX, Pauline George of Bethlehem, PA, Mary Margaret Capp of Glassport, PA, Carol Cushman of W. Columbia, SC, Darlene Adkins of Gilbert, SC; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and countless nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation is Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St., New Castle, PA. A funeral procession will leave the funeral home on Thursday morning at 10:45 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church in Bessemer. Rev. Father James Downs will officiate. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery.  In addition to her parents and husbands, Grace was preceded in death by four brothers, Floyd, Thomas, John and Donald Marcus; and two sisters, Winifred Black and Roberta Jiminez. The Gebhart family would like to express their gratitude to Grace's doctors, Abderhalden, Everett and Addams and to her outstanding caregivers for all their loving attention. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or Chemung County Office for the Aging, P.O. Box 588, Elmira, NY 14902.  Star Gazette – January 26, 2011


McCORMACK Mary Elaine Wagne

age 93, died peacefully, Friday January 21, 2011 at Taylor Health Center in Bath. Mary was born March 19, 1917 in Cohocton, a daughter of Joseph P. & Mildred L. (Caward) McCormack.  Mary married William Wagner on August 23, 1940; he predeceased her on May 15, 2009.  Mary retired as the Cafeteria Manager at Cohocton Central School.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was also predeceased by 2 brothers-in-law, Warren J. Hill & Harry B. Shetler. Mary was a member of the Cohocton Eastern Star, the Cohocton American Legion Auxiliary, the Cohocton Historical Society and the Cohocton Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing cards and bowling, but most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends. Mary is survived by her children, Wayne Wagner of Penn Yan, Elaine (Claude) Hughes of San Jose, CA, Janet (Art) Burritt of Cohocton and John (Michele) Wagner of Bath; 6 grandchildren, Karen (Mike) Ierlan of Victor, John Burritt of Penn Yan, Kristy (Drew) Smith of Stratham, NH, Amy Burritt of Elmira, Patrick Wagner of Penn Yan and Aaron Wagner of Boston, MA; 5 great grandchildren, Breana McGuire of Louisville, KY, Brady Smith of Stratham, NH, Tristan, Chayse & Doyle Ierlan of Victor; 2 sisters, Dorothy Hill of Nokesville, VA and Ellen Shetler of Rapid City, SD; many nieces, nephews & cousins.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.   Arrangements are with the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 300 West Naples St., Wayland. Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.   Corning Leader– January 23, 2011


MOON Louis C.

75, of Westfield, PA, died Thursday, January 27, 2011 in the Bath VA Hospital, Bath, NY. Born October 4, 1935, in Westfield, PA, he was the son of Lee and Margaret Carman Moon. On August 30, 1974, in Cheyenne, CO, he married the former Cheryl Austin Taylor, who survives. A Korean War Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army from 1952 ? 1955 with service in Panama. He was employed by Corning Glass Works and as a mechanic at various garages for over 40 years. He was a member of the Gerald G. Griffin American Legion Post #519 in Westfield. Surviving besides his wife, Cheryl, are two daughters, Tammy (Brian) Button of Elkland, PA and Julie (John) Whitesell of Whitesville, NY; three sons, Rory (Terri) Moon of Knoxville, PA, Troy Taylor of Watkins Glen, NY, and Terry Fredericks of Syracuse, NY; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Edwin (Beverly) Moon of Westfield, Gary (Jackie) Moon of Whitesville, NY and Robert L. Moon of Westfield; two sisters, Barbara Peet of Westfield and Sandy (Ken) Crumb of Orlando, FL; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers, Richard, Wayne, Freddy, and Joseph; and an infant sister, Bonnie. Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Monday, January 31st from 12:00 - 2:00 PM, with Funeral Services at 2:00 PM. The Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded at the funeral home by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.  Star Gazette – January 29, 2011


MOORE Loretta M. “Debbie” Herrington

73, of Cty. Rte. 101, Addison, died at home on Saturday, January 22, 2011.  Born in Elkland, Pa. on December 14, 1937, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Martha Jeffers Moore.  Debbie was a graduate of Cowanesque High School in Westfield. In 1967 she received a certificate in beauty culture and worked for a time as a beautician.  She later attended Coopers BOCES and attained her certification as a licensed practical nurse. She was employed at Corning Hospital and later at Founders Pavilion from where she retired.  On May 19, 1957, Debbie and Stanley A. Herrington were married in Westfield. Stanley predeceased her on December 3, 1999. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Philip Moore, Jack Moore and Francis Moore and her sisters, Pearl Llewellyn and Donna Moore.  Debbie was a member of the Addison Eagle Aerie 3904. She enjoyed traveling and spending time at the beach and truly cherished time spent with her grandchildren. She loved to crochet until failing eyesight made it difficult to pursue. Debbie is survived by her sons, Randy Herrington, Ricky (Patricia) Herrington of Addison, Lynn Herrington (Christine Linton) of Myrtle Beach, SC and Timothy Herrington of Addison, her daughter, Sherry (Robert Jr.) Stiles of Addison, her brothers, Lloyd (Sigrid) Moore of Fayetteville, NC, Thomas (Kathy) Moore of Elmira and Benjamin (Judy) Moore of Elmira, her sister, Shirley (Gordon) Lechner of Addison, 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call on Thursday, January 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull. Funeral services will be conducted there on Friday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Sandra Olmstead officiating.    Corning Leader – January 25, 2011


PEACE Thomas Mayberry

On the morning of Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, Thomas Mayberry Peace of Granville Summit died quietly at Manor Care Nursing Center in Jersey Shore, just three days after his 93rd birthday.

Born in Parkesburg, Pa., on Jan. 20, 1918, he was the son of Thomas and Alma (Lawrence) Peace. Tom attended school in Parkesburg and later Unionville, graduating in 1936. As a young man he was employed at H.H. Weaner Drug Store in West Chester for several years. With the onset of the second World War, Tom enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving until the hostilities ceased in 1945. After his discharge from the service he married Verna hall in the West Chester Methodist Church. They shared 26 years until Verna's passing in 1971. Tom served as tax collector for the borough of West Chester for 25 years, and after retiring moved to Granville Summit, Bradford County. Tom was a member of the West Chester United Methodist Church for 50 years. He was also the past commander of the Butler, O'Connor and McCormick Post of the VFW in West Chester. Other memberships included a 61-year membership in West Chester Lodge No. 322 F&AM and more recently Trojan Lodge No. 306 in Troy, Pa., where he also served as a past Royal High Priest of the Royal Arch Chapter. He was also a member of the Windfall Grange. Although he had no children of his own Tom was like a second father to his numerous nieces and nephews who were drawn to him by his kind, easy-going manner, his clever wit and his pride in his Scottish heritage, which could spark him to serenade you with old Scottish ditties. Tom is survived by a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special great-niece, Beth Martin, who looked after him in recent years. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Lewis, Thompson, Harry and Oscer; and sister, Rebecca.  Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. Funeral services will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at West Chester United Methodist Church, 29 S. High St., West Chester, Pa. Interment will follow in Grove Cemetery, West Goshin Township, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – January 25, 2011


PERRY Clinton "Clint" H. Perry

Clinton Clint H. Perry, age 28, died Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at his home. Clint was born April 29, 1982 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Freal D. and Rene (Bowen) Perry. He was the owner/operator of Up In Smoke Barbecue. Clint was a 2000 graduate of Wellsboro High School. He enjoyed music, cooking, kayaking and hiking.  Clint is survived by his parents, Freal and Rene Perry; maternal grandmother, Audrey Bowen of Wellsboro; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and his loving canine companion, Khaiya.  A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Clints memory to the Second Chance Animal Rescue, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or to the American Diabetes Assoc., P O Box 1833, Merrifield, VA 22116-8033. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.   Funeral home obituary.


PHINNEY Ruth Ailene Bradley

a 27-year resident of Crestview, Fla., died on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011.  She was born in Canton, Pa., on Jan. 26, 1937 to Ronald and Elsie Phinney.  She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Dean Raymond Bradley; a son, Raymond John Bradley of Nolensville, Tenn.; daughters, Yovonka Marie McCranie, of Crestview, Fla. and Brenda Conklin of Canton, Pa.; and a brother, James Phinney, of Troy, Pa. Also surviving are her precious four grandchildren, Brittany Conklin, Kyle McCranie, Paige and Charlotte Bradley.  Ruth Ailene Bradley was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with family, sewing, baking and laughing.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at the chapel of Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home, Crestview, Fla., with Rev. Jerry Haley officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the funeral home.  Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview.  Towanda Daily Review – January 23, 2011


PREVOST Clarence Worrel Prevost

of Wellsboro, PA and Coral Gables, FL died at home in Coral Gables on December 23. He was 72. Clancy Prevost was a graduate of Mercersburg Academy and the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the Navy after college and was honorably discharged with the rank of Lieutenant. During his Navy years he flew with the "Hurricane Hunters" squadron. Following his discharge, he joined Northwest Airlines as a pilot, retiring in 1993 after 25 years of flying. He began a second career as an instructor in the flight simulator, both in Minneapolis, Minnesota and in Miami. He was the instructor who was suspicious of his student who had registered to learn to fly the 747-400 and who had not even soloed in a single-engine airplane. Despite resistance from the flight academy administration, Prevost persisted in his questions about his student. These events occurred in August, 2001, five weeks before 9/11. Eventually, the student, Zacharias Moussaoui, was arrested. After a trial in Federal Court in Alexandria, Virginia, Moussaoui was sentenced to life imprisonment in federal prison in Colorado. The Airline Pilots Association International and the U.S. Department of State both recognized Prevost for his heroism. He is survived by his wife, Sheilah Young Prevost; a sister, Sarah Shoemaker; two brothers, James and Louis; and three children, John A. Prevost, David V. Prevost and Andrea L. Koven; and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father, Dr. John V. Prevost; his mother, Julianne Cawley Prevost; and his brother, John A. Prevost. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Wellsboro, PA on Saturday, January 29th, at 11 a.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Clancy Prevost to the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, Post Office Box 102, Wellsboro, PA.  Star Gazette – January 27, 2011  


REID James M. Reid

age 83, of 1192 Thurber Road, Corning, died on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at his son’s home surrounded by his loving family following an extended illness.  He was born on July 1, 1927 in Elmira, the son of the late Harold and Kathryn (Ames) Reid.  He attended Hendy Avenue School in Elmira, then moved to Alfred, NY where he attended Alfred Almond Central School.  Jim was a Navy seaman first class stationed in Samson, NY.  He worked in office machine service starting in 1947 at Mason's in Almond, NY and retired in March of 2010 from Rem-Southern Office Products Inc. in Elmira, NY with 33 years of service there.  He married Mary "Irene" Drake on March 6, 1948 in Painted Post.  She predeceased him on January 11, 1993.  Jim is survived by his children and their spouses, Lon and Shirley Reid, Dan and Cindy Reid, Andy Reid, and Julie and Jack Bostwick, brother, William (Ceil) Reid of Mahwah, NJ, and brother-in-law, Larry (Flo) Drake of Almond, NY.  He also has grandchildren, Lonnie Reid, Nicole LaPierre, Stephen Bostwick, and Stacie Bostwick, nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, NY, on Saturday, January 29, 2011 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm.  A memorial service celebrating the life of Jim will follow calling hours there at 12:00 pm.  Corning Leader – January 25, 2011  


REINBOLD Laura Ruth Reinbold White

Mrs. Laura Ruth Reinbold White, age 92, of Dushore, Pa., died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at the Gate House of the Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, Pa., with her loving family at her side.  Laura was born April 4, 1918 in Forks Township, Sullivan County, a daughter of the late Maurice and Amelia Shrimp Reinbold. She graduated from the Elkland Township Vocational High School in Estella. She was married to John J. White for 50 wonderful years. He predeceased her on Feb. 19, 1987. Laura worked for many years for the former Harrington Creamery and Dushore Lingerie Factory in Dushore, Pa.  Laura was a member of St. Basil's Church in Dushore and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed playing bingo and cards and loved being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, the joys of her life. Surviving are four daughters, Shirley (Gordon) Dailey, Montoursville, Pa., Peggy (Robert) Pier, Kirkwood, N.Y., Regina (Drew) Bagley, Shunk, Pa., Deborah (Raymond) Thall, Carlisle, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, William J. White of Muncy, Pa., on May 18, 1997 and sisters Beatrice Thall, Viola Hunsinger and Pearl Harney.  A transferal service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa., and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A.M. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. The family will provide the flowers and request that memorial contributions be sent to St. Basil's Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 307, Dushore, PA 18614. Towanda Daily Review – January 22, 2011


RUTECKI Irene (Renee) Shema

went to meet her husband, parents, brothers and sisters on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., following a period of declining health. Born in West Hazleton on May 22, 1922 to Joseph and Magdalen (Bunk) Rutecki. She married the love of her life Stephen Shema July 18, 1947 and spent 32 happy years until his death in 1979.  She loved to travel going to Europe with her sister-in-law Mary M Shema, bus trips with the senior citizens and yearly vacations in Ocean City, N.J., until her health deteriorated and she was no longer able to do so.  She was a member of Transfiguration Church where she was a member of St Theresa’s Society. She was also a member of the Polonaise Society. She worked in the garment Industry at JMJ Fabrics. She moved to Sayre in 1993 to be with her daughter and son-in-law and grandchildren. While there, she was a member of Athens Senior Citizens and enjoyed going to Desmond Street Senior Center for exercise and events.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Monica and Guy Pauline, granddaughters Kristen (John Marshall) Horseheads, N.Y., Gina, Sayre Pa. and Vanessa, Pittsburgh, Pa. She is also survived by her granddaughters Baela Scharborough and Emily Marshall, who she enjoyed spending time with.  Besides being predeceased by her husband Stephen, and her parents, she also lost her sisters Lottie Lutsky, and Frances Rebarchak and brothers John, Anthony, Bernard and Thomas, and several nieces. She was the last surviving member of her family.  Funeral services will be held from the Hilary J. Benin Funeral Home, West Hazleton, Friday, Jan. 21 with a Mass at Transfiguration Church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Transfiguration Cemetery.  Viewing for family and friends will be Friday 9 a.m. until the time of service.   Sayre Morning Times – January 22, 2011


SANDS Rosemary Shoemaker

Rosemary Shoemaker of Shoey Lane, Mehoopany Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. Born Nov. 22, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Gilbert and Ruth French Sands.  Surviving are her husband, William L. Shoemaker; four children, Timothy Shoemaker and his wife Kelly, Jennie Fox and her husband Richard, Robbie Shoemaker and his wife Lisa, Michelle Spickerman and her husband James; brothers, Raymond Sands Sr., Korah Sands, Gilbert Sands; and sister, Ruthann Smith. Rosemary was proceeded in death by brothers, Donald Sands and Gary Sands; and sisters, Ellen Miller and Frances Sands.  She was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School. She attended Braintrim Baptist and Mehoopany United Methodist churches. She enjoyed spending time with all of her friends and family. She also enjoyed going to the casino and playing bingo.  Family and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at the Sheldon Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 31, and interment will follow in Vaughn Cemetery, Mehoopany, with Pastor Charles Bishop officiating.  Towanda Daily Review – January 29, 2011


SEGRAVES Kenneth Segraves

55, of Slate Run, formerly of Derry, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  He was born May 22, 1955, in Easton, the son of Charles R. and Joan Laubach Segraves.  He was a 1973 graduate of Derry Area High and a 1977 graduate of Slippery Rock University. Kenneth was employed as an FBMH manager with Concern until his death. He was a member of St. Joseph's Club in Latrobe and had many interests. Most of all he loved sports. He was avidly involved in fantasy football leagues.  He is survived by his parents; three sisters, Elizabeth (Ron) Crocker, Nancy Dayton, Susan Segraves; one brother, Karl Segraves; three nieces, Karla, Melissa and Stephanie; one nephew, Michael, great-nephew, Jimmy; and great-niece, Jaimie.  Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to Concern, 62 Plaza Lane, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main St., Wellsboro.  Wellsboro Gazette – January 29, 2011


SERDULA Helen Serdula Frey

78 years of 9965 East Lake Rd., Hammondsport, NY died, Sunday, January 23, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital, following a brief illness. She was born June 21, 1932 in Corning, NY, the daughter of the late Anthony and Theresa Urban Serdula. She was a lifetime resident of Corning and graduate of Corning Free Academy, class of 1950.  Helen and Richard Joseph “Dick” Frey were married October 13, 1951 in St. Mary’s Church, By Fr. John Smith celebrant.  She was employed with Corning Glass Works and then a homemaker raising her five children.  She was a member of All Saint’s Parish, attending St. Mary’s Church and its Altar Rosary Society. She was also a member of St. Gabriel’s Church in Hammondsport, NY.  Helen was a caring person, a loving and devoted wife, a mother and grandmother. She was always there for others, from the supportive friend and neighbor, brownie leader, homemaker and her faith structure to family which they shall cherish forever. She was known as the “second Mom” to her children’s friends. Her smile and gentle ways will be truly missed by her family and many, many friends.  Surviving, her husband; Richard J. “Dick” Frey, son; Stephen S. Frey of Richmond, VA, daughters; Rosemary (Roe) Frey (Dr. William) Huffner, of Elmira, NY, Patty Frey (Ross) Cavallaro of Corning, NY, Martha Frey (Kevin) Hart, of Birmingham, MI and Caye Frey (Tom) Grimaldi of Corning, NY. Grandchildren; Matthew, Thomas, Stephanie and Michael Huffner, Ryan and Caitlin Cavallaro, Brendan, Jenna and Conor Hart and Devin, David, Kyle and Christopher Grimaldi. Sisters; Mary Robins of Bath, NY, brothers-in-law; Jack (Anne) Frey of Stanfordville, NY and Tom (Jackie Cady) Frey of Rochester, NY, sisters-in-law; Rosanne (Jim) Clancy of Indianapolis, IN, Kay (Ed) Canty of Schenectady, NY, Marge Serdula and Jan Serdula of Corning, NY and many loving nieces and nephews.   Helen was predeceased by grandson, Rossy Cavallaro III, brothers; Charlie, Stephen, John, George Serdula and sisters; Anna Lee and Sue Schilberger.  Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY on Friday, January 28, 2011 from 4-8 PM. A prayer service will be offered at the funeral home, Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 9:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM, St. Mary’s Church, Corning, NY. Committal prayers and interment will be at the family plot in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning, NY.  The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in Helen’s name to All Saint’s Academy, 158 State St., Corning, NY 14830 or to the charity of one’s choice.  Corning Leader – January 27, 2011


SEYMOUR Maynard C.

Pine City:  Age 67, died Thursday, January 27, 2011 after a brief illness. Maynard was born February 20, 1943, son of the late Charles M. Seymour, Mildred Seymour Personius and David "Skip" Personius. Maynard is survived by special long time family friend W. Paul Petermann of Pine City; children, Eric S. and Andrea Seymour of Elmira, and son Joshua; April R. and Todd Dunnican of Charlotte, NC, and son Tylor; Jennifer A. and Kevin Groom of Elmira, and children, Kevin, Jr., Jena, Gloria, and Jeneah; brother Larry Seymour of Horseheads; sister Diana Seymour Fitzmaurice of Utah; and special cousin Ginger Jackson of New Hampshire and her daughter Aimee. A private family service will be held. Maynard's family wishes to thank Dr. Pallavi Kamjula, Robin Thoman, RN, and the entire ICU Staff at AOMC for the wonderful care provided to Maynard, and his family, during his illness. Donations in memory of Maynard may be directed to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira NY 14905.  Star Gazette – January 29, 2011 



Of Elmira, died Thursday evening, January 27, 2011 as the result of a motor vehicle accident at the age of 14. Full of life and promise, Chance entered this world on November 22, 1996 in Elmira, son of Donald & Patty Davis Simoens. He was a freshman attending Southside High School. Chance enjoyed being a kid and spent endless hours skateboarding, swimming, playing Hacky-Sack, pool and basketball. Surviving is his loving family, parents, Donald & Patty Davis Simoens; brothers, Justin (Lena Cole) Davis, Donald Simoens II; sister, Stacia Simoens; grandfather, Kenneth Davis; several aunts, uncles and cousins including, Donna (Don "Joe") Brimmer; and many friends including close friends, Sarah Starbuck, Chris "Bubba" and Danny Benting and Kyle Granger. Chance was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Jane Gray Davis and George Hartman known to him as grandpa. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. Services will take place privately at the family's convenience.  Star Gazette – January 30, 2011


SMITH Duncan L. Smith

Age 52, of 893 Simonds Hill Road, Westfield, PA died Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born May 14, 1958 in Blossburg, PA, the son of Kenneth and Kathryn Smith. He was a truck driver for over 25 years. Duncan was very active in the Salvation Army in the Westfield and Ulysses area. Duncan and his wife, Charlene, attended the Harrison Valley Federated Church. He is survived by his wife, Charlene Mead Smith; daughters, Robin (Steven) Monroe of Borden, NY, Kristen Smith of Middlebury Center, PA; sons, Billy Kelly of Westfield, PA, Donnie Becker of Westfield, PA, Justin Smith of Middlebury Center, PA; grandchildren, Shelly, Stevey, Nevaeh and Malachai; brothers, Sam and Joseph Smith; sisters, Annette and June Smith. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 222 West Main St., Westfield, PA, Saturday from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. A Memorial Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. at the Harrison Valley Federated Church, Pastor Ed Collins officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to help with Duncan's final expenses.  Star Gazette – January 28, 2011


SMITH Margaret S. Griffin

Age 86, of Elkland, PA, died surrounded by her family at Corning Hospital on Friday, January 28, 2011. She was born July 2, 1924 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Leon and Wanda Bednark Smith. Margaret is survived by her daughters, Rosemary Allen of Rochester, Rita Griffin-Shroyer (Jim Howitt) of Painted Post; son, John (Amy) Griffin of Elkland, PA; grandsons, Dennis (Mary) Allen of Rochester, Jeffrey (Nancy) Allen of Rochester; great-grandchildren, Dennis, Joseph, James and Jeffrey Allen, John and Francis Griffin, Emily Margarita Griffin and Kimberly Tulanowski. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1998. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Assn., Elkland Public Library or a charity of the donor's choice.  Star Gazette – January 31, 2011


TAYLOR Ruth Anita (Taylor) Osterhoudt

age 92, of Corning died Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads. Ruth was born in Toledo, Ohio on April 14, 1918, the daughter of Frank and Hilma (Carlson) Taylor. She was predeceased by sister Grace and brother Theodore.  She was employed by Corning Glass Works, Corning, New York as an inspector. She retired in 1981 and recently celebrated her 60th anniversary with the company.  She is survived by her daughter Sheila (Brian) Carlblom of Marion, IN; son James Osterhoudt, Jr. of Corning; sister Florence Kelce of Corona, CA, and several nieces and nephews.  Ruth was devoted to her family and relished the times they could be together. She was an avid reader and enjoyed working on her "puzzle books". She also looked forward to making jellies and jams during the summer months and baking during the holiday season. For many years she actively engaged in crocheting afghans, baby sets, and dolls. Ruth was committed to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and her church, Grace Fellowship.  Calling hours will be Monday, January 24, 2011 10 a.m.-12 noon at Phillips Funeral Home, Corning, with a memorial service to immediately follow the calling hours at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oldfield Cemetery, Hornby on January 24, 2011 at approximately 2:00 p.m. 


TOUCHON Richard E. Touchon

74, of Athens, Pa. died on Jan. 26, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness.  He was born Nov. 4, 1936 in Plainfield, NJ the son of the late Marcel and Mary Touchon. Richard served in the United States Navy. He was a devoted husband and caregiver, father and grandfather. Richard was known for his sarcastic wit. He was predeceased by his sister Eleanore Andreason.  Richard is survived by his wife of 51 years Hildegarde at home, children Heidi and Keith Apgar of Gillett, Pa., Jon Touchon of Litchfield, Pa., and Michelle Cook of Hillsborough, N.J., grandchildren Jessie and Dana Apgar, sister Grace Palka of FL, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call Saturday, January 29, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA.  Funeral Services will follow at the Funeral Home at 1:00 pm with Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Richard's memory to: Guthrie Hospice, R.R. #1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 Att.: Clinical Coordinator.   Sayre Morning Times – January 31, 2011


WALKER Janice L. nee Walker McGettigan

of Sayre, PA died on January 23, 2011.  She owned and operated the Militia Hill Alpaca Farm in Sayre with her husband James.  Janice was the beloved wife of James, devoted mother of Marianne Joubert and Anita McCaffery, grandmother of Andrea Joubert, Barry J. Matthew, and Courtney McCaffery, great-grandmother of Brianna Joubert Malloy. She is also survived by her brothers Fred and Henry Walker.  Relatives and friends may call from 10 am to 11am at the John E. Stiles Funeral Home, 2450 Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley, PA. Funeral services will follow at 11 am at the Funeral Home.  Interment will be Sunset Memorial Park.  Sayre Morning Times – January 29, 2011


WATKINS Logan James Watkins

infant son of Darren Matthew and Rebecca Elizabeth Watkins of Lindley, New York, died Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at The Cleveland Clinic. He was born October 19, 2010, in Elmira, New York.  He is preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother, Rosa Nell Badertscher; maternal great-grandfather, Charles Gross; and paternal great-grandparents, Oscar and Joan Knaggs and Dwight and Marion Watkins.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by maternal grandparents, Malcolm and Brenda Badertscher of Findlay, Ohio; paternal grandparents, Jim and Janet Watkins of Corning, New York; maternal great-grandparents, Minnie Gross of Caldwell, Ohio, and Milton and Izetta Badertscher of Rawson, Ohio; aunts and uncles, Dana Watkins and Ben and Molly Watkins, all of Corning, New York, Nathan and Rachel Falb of Wooster, Ohio,and David Badertsher of Findlay, Ohio; and two cousins, Addison and Kendra Falb of Wooster, Ohio.  A private family memorial service will be observed Friday, January 28, 2011. McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, Ohio, is caring for the family.  Corning Leader – January 27, 2011


WHITE Dennis K. White

aged 58, died unexpectedly on January 19, 2011 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born May 4th, 1952 in Bath, NY to Elthea S. (Gould) and James H. White. Dennis graduated from Haverling Central School in 1970, served in the military as a Sergeant in the Air Force from May 1971-June 1975, and worked at D'Angelo's Restaurant for a few years before attending Corning Community College and becoming a Registered Nurse. He worked at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital for a few years, and met his wife Lisa there. They were married on May 26, 1984 and moved to Willard, NY where they both worked at Willard Psychiatric Center. The critical illness of his beloved mother brought them back to Bath, where they have resided since. In 1991, they were blessed with a son, James, who is their pride and joy. Dennis also worked at Taylor Health Center in Bath, NY and Founders Pavilion in Corning, NY, before physical problems forced him into retirement. Dennis is survived by his loving wife and son, sister and brother-in-law Bonnie and Bruce Spicer of Bath, brother James J. White of Bath, sister and brother-in-law Reverend Marilyn and Reverend Wendell Ross of Bath, aunt Ruth Pearce of Bath, uncle Bonnie and aunt Margaret ("Boots") of Palo Alto, California, mother-in-law Karen Adams Matteson of Bath, father-in-law Frederick Matteson (Muriel) of Palm Bay, Florida, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Pastor Peter and Tina Matteson of Queen City, Texas, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Tom and Kim Matteson of Harrisonburg, Virginia, and cousins Don Pearce of Big Flats, David Pearce of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Jeff Pearce of Big Flats, and several others that live in Michigan and California. He also has numerous nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and nephews that he dearly loved. He is predeceased by his beloved mother and father, aunt Eliza Gould, uncle "Pud" and aunt Frieda Gould, uncle Gerald Gould, and uncle Earl and aunt Wilma Gould. Dennis was a fun loving, compassionate, and caring person who made everyone feel at ease - there were no strangers, everyone he met were friends. In spite of his physical problems, he was very concerned and caring for others around him, and faced his adversity with humor and great strength. He is now in the presence of Jesus, rejoicing in his new spirit body that is free from pain and suffering. Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 at 4 pm at the Bethel Assembly of God church, 310 W. Washington St. Bath, NY. Rev. Craig Buckley and Rev. Wendell Ross will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bethel Assembly of God church, 310 W. Washington St. Bath, NY.  Star Gazette – January 23, 2011


WRIGHT Shirley L. Chadwick

 age 83, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Pine Rd., Dundee, died Friday, January 28, 2011, at Sunrise on the Scioto in Columbus, OH. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Saturday (Feb. 5) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, where a funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon with Rev. Marilyn Wood officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Reading Center. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, 14837. Shirley was born October 1, 1927 in Tower Hill, Tioga County, PA, the daughter of the late Lewis James and Emma B. Corwin Wright; they moved to New York when she was ten. On Dec. 30, 1945 in Reading Center she married the late Pierre H. Chadwick; he died on Dec. 13, 2005. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Mrs. Chadwick was a member of Starkey United Methodist Church, the Starkey United Methodist Women, and was a former Cub Scout Den Mother. She enjoyed quilting with her friends, baking, canning, and bread making. She is loved and will be dearly missed by 2 sons, Phillip P. (Ann) Chadwick of Ruskin, FL, Elwyn W. (Karen) Chadwick of Hilliard, OH; 4 grandchildren, Scott (Jeanie) Chadwick of Penn Yan, Kevin Chadwick of Ruskin, FL, Jennifer (Richard) Moore II of Glen Burnie, MD, Zachary (Crystal) Chadwick of Havre de Grace, MD; 6 great-grandchildren, Arianna and Laken Chadwick of Penn Yan, Richard Moore III of Glen Burnie, MD, and triplets Samuel, Isabelle, and Mallory Chadwick of Havre de Grace, MD; 2 brothers, Jerome M. Wright of Bath, Carrol E. (Pearl) Wright of Middlebury Center, PA; 3 sisters, Martha Morral of Wellsboro, PA, Audrey Kaszewski of Monterey, and Norma (Dean) Wilcox of Dade City, FL; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband she was predeceased by 2 sisters, Mildred Cummings and Virginia Bell; and 2 brothers, Arthur L. Wright and James O. Wright.  Star Gazette – January 31, 2011


? Joyce K. DePue

Died January 29, 2011 at age 84. She was predeceased by sons, Stewart and Ivan DePue; granddaughter, Jessica Rose Nash; and sister, Shirley Dougherty. She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl (James) Parsons of Rochester, NY and Roberta (Kenneth) Krawchuk of Philadelphia, PA; son, Edward DePue of Odessa, NY; grandchildren, Beth Lara, James (Deborah) Parsons, Melanie Krawchuk, Kristina (Jeremy) Laroche, Carissa Krawchuk, Ridge DePue, Robert DePue, and Monica Lange; great-grandchildren, Justin, Shannon and Connor Parsons, Jade Ryann Casey, Ian Laroche; sisters, Martha Langworthy of Bath, NY and Beverly Brown of Westminster, MD; along with many nieces and nephews. Joyce resided in Rochester, NY with her daughter since retiring from S.M. Flickinger in 1988. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport. Lay Pastor Robert Moran will officiate. Donations in Joyce's name may be directed to the Westside Methodist Church, Living Memorial Fund, 743 W. First Street, Elmira, NY 14905.  Star Gazette – April 12, 2011


? HERZL Elise "Oma" Herzl

died on Sunday, January 23, 2011 peacefully in her own home at the age of 87. She is survived by her son, Alfred Herzl, his wife Cinny, and their four children, Caroline, Matt, Liz, and Willy all of Littleton, CO, and her daughter, Louise Herzl-Betz, her husband Ken, and their four children, Hans, Max, Siegi, and Liesel all of Elmira, NY. Oma helped raise all of her grandchildren and was a strong loving force for many in the community; she was affectionately known as Oma, German for grandma, to all, especially to her "other" grandchildren, Greg Rupik and Danielle Remy. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, January 28, from 6-8:30 pm. Her funeral service will be held Saturday, January 29, at 11 am at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 314 W. Church St., Elmira. Rev. Joseph Cotner will officiate. Interment will take place in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, PA.  Star Gazette – January 26, 2011


? MAURER Ruth W.

A memorial service for Ruth W. Maurer, who died on December 1, 2010, will be held on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception to follow at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 2872 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads, NY.  Star Gazette – January 23, 2011


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